Happy Hippy Mama

Happy April All-

I would like to start by saying how thankful I am that, it is finally starting to feel like spring in Euclid.  I am ever thankful when this time of year comes. As the weather warms, the grass greens, and the flowers bloom; life feels brighter and the promise of summer is near.

I love to clean during spring.  Open the windows, get rid of items that are no longer sparking joy, and clean off the pent up dust.  I like to do more than just clean the house though, I also enjoy cleaning out my body, too. It is sometimes difficult to be active throughout the winter.  Many people (myself included) slow down and hibernate from the cold temperatures. As the weather warms it is nice to start moving again and get back on track with healthy eating.

A Whole30 reset is a perfect way for your body to heal and recharge for the spring and summer.  Whole30 is a 30-day clean-eating plan designed to clean up your eating habits by cutting out foods that might be having a negative impact on your health (a.k.a. making you feel crappy). Yes, I am talking about the foods that are super hard to give up: dairy, sugar, grains, legumes, and alcohol. But trust me, it is worth it! Pushing the reset button with your health, habits, and relationship with food can be life changing!  You will learn how the foods you’ve been eating are actually affecting your day-to-day life, long term health, and feelings around food.  If this sounds interesting, you can find more information on the official Whole30 website at https://whole30.com/

I was introduced to Whole30 by my Paleo Guru and friend Jenny Kane.  Jenny loves Whole30 so much she has become a Certified Whole30 Coach.  I asked Jenny to share a bit of her story with you. Here is what she had to say:

I discovered Whole30 after decades of suffering from autoimmune symptoms. I was skeptical, both of the program and myself. Could changing my plate drastically improve my health? Could I actually refrain from enjoying all of my favorite foods and drinks for an entire month? My desperation outweighed my doubt and I committed to the program.

My results were astonishing. The painful rash on my hands vanished, and much to my surprise, I also achieved increased energy, better sleep, calmer vibe, improved mood, weight loss and broke my sugar habit. During the reintroduction phase, I determined the foods that were harming me and gladly gave them up for my newfound health.

Whole30 has continued to improve my wellbeing and lifestyle. It has equipped me with the physical and mental strength to face and live the most difficult time of my life.  As a Certified Whole30 Coach I have the honor of empowering people to complete their own Whole30 experiment to achieve life-changing results. My next online group begins on May 1. Find the details atwww.foodmindlife.com. Please reach out if you have any questions!

I will also do a Whole30 starting May 1st, 2019.  I invite ALL of you to join us. Never done one? Don’t know where to start? Reach out to Jenny, and find me on Facebook at Happy Hippy Mama and we can do it together.  Learn more about what Whole30 has done for me, and we can swap recipes and stories. If you aren’t on Facebook but want to continue the conversation feel free to email me at HappyHippyMama@yahoo.com  This program has been amazing, and life-changing for Jenny, and for me.  I encourage all of you to check it out and join us on this journey.

This Month’s Mantra:

A healthy outside starts from the inside.

April Events in the Neighborhood:

See It Be It Relay for Life Vision Board Fundraiser-

Enjoy a night of dreaming, visiting, and fighting Cancer

Eastshore Church 23002 Lakeshore Blvd. Euclid, Oh

Friday, April 3rd, 2019

Supplies and Beverages provided. Bring a snack to share and a donation for The Euclid Relay for Life.

Teens and Tweens welcome with an adult

Contact Emily Holody with questions: 330-256-6641

Euclid Recreation Sunshine Yoga

Join Christine Macintosh for a FREE All Levels Yoga Class

The Green House 20150 Lakeshore Blvd.  Euclid, Oh

Saturday, April 27th 8 am-9 am

More information can be found at the Euclid Recreation Department

Until next time…Namaste

Emily Holody

A Peninsula, Ohio, native, Emily Holody is a stay-at-home mother and freelance writer with a degree in Sociology from Kent State University. She has a background in mental health and social work, loves yoga, all things outdoors, and lives in Euclid with her childhood sweetheart and their family.

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